Things to do in South Florida

Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Taste of the Village brings block party to Gardens plaza

Eric Caserta knows a thing or two about block parties. He’s the guy who mans the grill during many a neighborly gathering on his Palm Beach Gardens block. On Sunday afternoon, he’s hosting a considerably larger block party for charity. His “Taste of the Village Block Party,” an event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will take over part of the Donald Ross Village...
Swim in a pool of ice cream sprinkles? Do that and more on this Miami daycay

Swim in a pool of ice cream sprinkles? Do that and more on this Miami daycay

This might is a bit of a drive, but it’s well worth it. I’m taking you to Mid-Beach in Miami Beach today. Don’t worry: This side of town doesn’t have the craziness of South Beach. Mid-Beach is a lot cleaner and more relaxed -- and the beaches are just as clear. The area has a lot of hotels, restaurants, hidden gems, and best of all, smaller crowds. It’s got...
Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

Goodbye Gardens: food and wine fest moves main event to West Palm

On a Sunday in December for the past three years, swarms of foodie revelers have invaded The Gardens Mall for the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s grand-finale event. This year, the setting for the festival’s centerpiece event will be dramatically different: The fest’s Grand Tasting is moving 12 miles south to the Palm Beach Convention Center.  The time of day will be different...
Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Raclette night: Pistache wants to melt your cheese-loving heart

Want a super cheesy reason to visit the top French bistro in West Palm Beach? There’s a raclette special Wednesday night.  Not that one needs a copious amount of oozy, melted French cheese to enjoy an evening at Pistache, the stylish bistro that has anchored a prime block of the downtown waterfront for a decade. With a menu that explores Parisian-style classics at lunch, dinner and weekend...
Northwood Village: Don’t miss the block party!

Northwood Village: Don’t miss the block party!

There will be a day when “up-and-coming” isn’t used when referring to Northwood Village. And that moment seems to be approaching. If you haven’t been to this artsy and eclectic neighborhood yet, it might be the time to visit. With the opening of Petanque, the French garden bar and restaurant, the new luxury apartments at 312 Northwood and Celis Produce&rsquo...
Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

Fun and free things to do with kids in Palm Beach County this weekend

There are so many amazing and COMPLETELY FREE things to do with your kids in Palm Beach County this weekend.  Here are our picks for the best events. We’ve also included a few for next weekend so you can get a head start on planning. To get this weekly listing delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our Palm Beach Parenting Newsletter by clicking HERE.  Where:...
Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ tonight

Jupiter girl to appear on NBC’s ‘Genius Junior’ tonight

When other kids were enjoying their vacation during the summer of 2017, Jupiter’s Treasure Stein, then 9, was inside, pouring over massive amounts of information like New York subway maps and math problems. When her siblings were playing, she was studying. And tonight, the rest of the world gets to see the pay-off. “It was worth it,” says Treasure, who will be a contestant on NBC&rsquo...
Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Record Store Day: Why are so many vinyl record stores opening in Palm Beach County?

Analogopolis Records, Films, Games & Things is a mouthful of a title for a record store. Let owner Tom Procyk explain. “There are all these record stores with crazy names,” he said. “I was looking for something hard to say and hard to pronounce, but once you hear it you won’t forget it.” The 36-year-old music enthusiast opened Analogopolis (rough translation: city of...
Restaurant review: Gallery Grille in Tequesta

Restaurant review: Gallery Grille in Tequesta

THE PLACE: There’s a full-scale restaurant hiding in this daylight café tucked into a corner of Tequesta’s Gallery Square North plaza. The stylish Gallery Grille may be open just for breakfast, lunch and Sunday brunch, but it welcomes you like a place with dinnertime aspirations. With a handsomely set dining room, and a sweet, brick-paved courtyard for outdoor dining, this is &ldquo...
Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

Love SunFest? Score free tickets to SunFest 2018

One of South Florida’s largest music festivals, (and our favorite) SunFest,  kicks off in just 13 days. And if you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, hold off. You could score FREE ones this weekend. How? Hop on the Brightline train. Yes, that’s right. Take a train ride this Saturday and Sunday for a chance to win two general admission tickets to SunFest 2018. Brightline...
Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

Goodbye Grub: Costa restaurant closes doors in Palm Beach

It was a concept that swept into Palm Beach’s Esplanade Plaza, filling an out-of-the-way, second-story space with the aromas of modern Mediterranean cuisine.  But like the restaurants that had tried and failed in the space before it, sleek and stylish Costa Palm Beach could not make it work. The restaurant permanently closed on Thursday. “I’m really proud of what we...
Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day 2018: Ways to celebrate, honor the earth in Palm Beach County

Earth Day is every year on April 22. The intention is to raise awareness about the planet we live in and to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Want to participate? Here’s a list of Earth Day activities around Palm Beach County.  The Palm Beach Zoo’s party will be filled with educational, engaging and fun activities for the entire family. Eco-friendly crafts and animal...
The secret to these mini spinach pies? Switch out the cheese.  

The secret to these mini spinach pies? Switch out the cheese.  

I’m drawn to all things green throughout the spring. How original, right? But think about it: What is more perfect than bright, garlic-hinting spinach cooked to its most vibrant green? Now, add chopped fresh dill and thyme, grated lemon zest, a pinch of nutmeg and – wait for it – a sprinkling of Manchego and you’ve achieved next-level flavor. And if you spoon that spinach mix...
Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

Green markets guide: Find the best one near you in Palm Beach County

What’s not to love about green market season? The markets provide fresh produce from area farms, artisanal goods, local plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and much more. Plus it’s a great time to just get outside and enjoy South Florida’s fall season.  Here’s info on some of our favorites around the county. Opens: Oct. 7, 2017 through April 21, 2018Hours: 9 a.m. to...
SunFest 2018: 3 bands you didn’t know you’d love

SunFest 2018: 3 bands you didn’t know you’d love

This year’s SunFest is filled with popular artists like Pitbull, Zedd, Nick Jonas and Ice Cube, but there are also some great bands taking the stage that you may not have heard of. Have no fear, we are here to give you the run down on three artists you may not know but who are definitely worth the listen.  lovelytheband’s song “broken” has been taking over the...
From a 9-to-5 to the open road, this local couple is taking a risk on the past

From a 9-to-5 to the open road, this local couple is taking a risk on the past

There’s a young couple in West Palm Beach fighting against the 24/7 connectivity that is their lives. They don't want to be victims of it, and who can blame them? It's exhausting. Being connected all day, every day is a drag. And while, yes, a "company" phone is a luxury these days, let's be real: It's never really a perk. Christina and Paul Burgoon, the traveling thrifters and...
‘Backyard chefs’ open new poké bowl restaurant in Downtown West Palm

‘Backyard chefs’ open new poké bowl restaurant in Downtown West Palm

So many people wonder what it would be like to open their own business. It’s a constant thought that some can carry for years (myself included). We think we have the perfect idea, the perfect place, the perfect product, but then our fears get in the way and stop us from taking a leap of faith. This is not the case for the owners of a new restaurant, Pipeline Poke, which opened on April 4 at...
Video: The magic in a poke bowl from Pipeline Poke in West Palm Beach

Video: The magic in a poke bowl from Pipeline Poke in West Palm Beach

This timelapse video shows the magic of creating a poke bowl from one of Downtown West Palm Beach's newest restaurants, Pipeline Poke. “What is poké?” some might ask. Well, for starters, it’s pronounced poh-kay. It means sliced or cut in Hawaiian, and it usually refers to a bowl with sliced raw fish mixed with fresh vegetables like edamame, shredded carrots and jalapeñ...
SunFest 2018: Five bands we are most excited to see

SunFest 2018: Five bands we are most excited to see

This year’s SunFest is packed with chart-toppers from Pitbull and Nick Jonas, to rockers Incubus and Third Eye Blind. Plus hip hop royalty Ice Cube will also perform. There is such a wide variety of artists to choose from, but we narrowed it down to just five of the artists we are most excited to see at SunFest 2018. 1. If you like Sublime, Sugar Ray, or Slightly...
Tax day freebies: Here are some of the best dining deals

Tax day freebies: Here are some of the best dining deals

Need a treat after doing your taxes? Local restaurants are offering freebies and dining deals to relieve your stress on tax day. Here’s some of the best ones in Palm Beach County: Toojay’s, the restaurant known for its hearty servings of homemade New York deli dishes, is helping you wine down by offering this: $5 glasses of wine and $3 beers and mimosas. The deal is good through Wednesday...
Now open: Celis Produce in Northwood, and it's everything you want your house to be

Now open: Celis Produce in Northwood, and it's everything you want your house to be

“Whoah!” That’s the only way to describe the new Celis Produce Northwood location. This new shop by the Celis family opened its doors on April 4 at 8 a.m. in a commercial corner space in the 312 Northwood building in Northwood Village, West Palm Beach. The space is amazing. It’s on the first floor, right on the corner of 23rd Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue. It has views...
Dave Barry on Florida, Palm Beach: ‘The Ellis Island of stupid people’

Dave Barry on Florida, Palm Beach: ‘The Ellis Island of stupid people’

A resident of Miami since the 1980s, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry says that he’s long considered it his duty to defend not only his adopted city but “all of Florida, including Palm Beach” from its international reputation as the center for Grade-A weirdness. But as the former Miami Herald columnist told the audience at Thursday’s Gulf Stream Council...
Barrett-Jackson 2018: Famous van from hit TV show among the cars being auctioned in West Palm  

Barrett-Jackson 2018: Famous van from hit TV show among the cars being auctioned in West Palm  

Listen up, auto lovers! The 16th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction is coming to West Palm April 12 through April 15 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Barrett-Jackson isn’t just the largest collector-car auction in South Florida, it’s also a supporter of charitable organizations nationwide, having raised more than $93 million through the sale of sick vehicles. In addition...
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Five favorites in Palm Beach County

National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day: Five favorites in Palm Beach County

It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. Who doesn’t love the ooey-gooey deliciousness of a perfectly-made grilled cheese sandwich? Here’s five of our favorite to try. This Italian-inspired neighborhood spot, located on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Cooridor, serves up a yummy grilled cheese sandwich with a side of hearty tomato soup. Yes, please! Grato: 1901 S Dixie...
Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Why is everybody in Palm Beach Gardens going crazy for this sport?

Think pickleball is only for the Velcro shoes-and-Bengay set? That it’s reputation as a easy game for seniors makes it too tame for the CrossFit crowd? Eric Ah-Yuen understands. Not long ago, the former professional athlete turned athletic trainer held the same opinion about the racquet sport that’s booming in popularity among retirees. “I thought it was slow, like shuffleboard...
Chicken pot pie finds Mexican soul in a puffy tortilla

Chicken pot pie finds Mexican soul in a puffy tortilla

Acclaimed chef Eddie Hernandez is a master of adding Southern soul to his Mexican cooking. His newly released cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is brimming with evidence of his gift for merging flavors and culinary traditions. This is exactly what he does at his casual restaurant, Taqueria del Sol, in Atlanta. In the recipe below, Hernandez offers a novel...
National Pet Day: Celebrate your dog at some of the best local dog parks

National Pet Day: Celebrate your dog at some of the best local dog parks

It’s National Pet Day! If you have a dog and live in Palm Beach County, here are five free dog parks where your buddy can run free and unleashed. Sit back, relax and take pictures. Address: 7715 Forest Hill Boulevard, West Palm Beach  Call:  561-966-6611 Hours: Sunrise - Sunset  *Closed Wednesdays 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. for maintenance. Address: 12551 Glades Rd...
Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ a satisfying tribute to Whitney Houston

Theater review: ‘Bodyguard’ a satisfying tribute to Whitney Houston

The play’s official name is “The Bodyguard,” but it might as well be called “Whitney Houston: The Musical.” And that’s absolutely fine. Tuesday night’s Kravis Center debut of the stage version of the 1992 big-screen star-crossed romance starring late legendary singer Houston and Kevin Costner featured not only music from the film’s record-breaking soundtrack...
Cravy kicks off pizza delivery today from Grandview Public Market

Cravy kicks off pizza delivery today from Grandview Public Market

Have a hankering for that Detroit-style pizza from Grandview Public Market in West Palm Beach? (You know, the square one with the hefty, crisp crust from Chef Dale Talde’s spot, The Corner.)  Well, the folks at Cravy, the local food delivery service, must have heard your growling belly. On Wednesday, they’ll start delivering The Corner pizza from the new food hall to...
9 best things to do around Palm Beach County in April 2018

9 best things to do around Palm Beach County in April 2018

Longer days mean more good times, duh! Take advantage of the following events happening across Palm Beach County. Whether it’s checking out a new restaurant, exploring the outdoors or taking advantage of local pool parties, there’s always something to do here. Start making calls, hit up your buddies and let’s have fun this April. The 56th annual Delray Affair claims...
New restaurants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

New restaurants in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

Hungry to try a new restaurant? South Palm Beach County is filling up with new eateries. From Thai to Italian, there’s a good mixture to choose from. Here are some of the highlights we found: LE SORELLE  This Italian restaurant, with a location in Boca Raton, has opened just off of Atlantic Ave., on Federal Highway near the Colombian Coffee House and Big Al’s Steaks.  One...
Delray Beach: Explore the heart of Pineapple Grove

Delray Beach: Explore the heart of Pineapple Grove

There’s a road in Downtown Delray Beach that may not attract as much foot traffic as the bustling Atlantic Ave., but its artistic personality is something to explore. Sure, some Palm Beach County locals know Pineapple Grove District is a special place. This daycay guide is for all you locals who don’t know and for all you tourists who really need to know: The Grove is worth a day...
OPINION: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” versus the original: Which one will we always love?

OPINION: “The Bodyguard: The Musical” versus the original: Which one will we always love?

It was hard to predict in 1992 that  “The Bodyguard” was going to be A Thing: A musical interracial big screen love story between one of the biggest movie stars in the world and a chart-topping singer who’d never been in a movie before. It was based on a 20-year-old script. Much of the dialogue was...unsubtle and the whole enterprise was wrapped in a loving layer of...
Why were celebs Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boy in Boca Raton?

Why were celebs Burt Reynolds, Vanilla Ice and Backstreet Boy in Boca Raton?

On Friday, while the Florida film community gathered at Lynn University to celebrate some local kids done good, an impressive group of other local kids -- with nine Grammy nominations, one Oscar nod, two Golden Globes and an appearance in a hit film series between them -- joined in with congratulations and  some advice. “You have to be dedicated,” said Backstreet Boy and Orlando native ...
Love art and the outdoors? You’ll love this festival at CityPlace

Love art and the outdoors? You’ll love this festival at CityPlace

Love art? Love art outdoors? You’re in luck. This weekend CityPlace will transform into an outdoor art show at the 8th annual downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival. More than 100 artists will feature all kinds of mediums including fine art, life-size sculptures, jewelry, photography, ceramics and more. The festival will take place during CityPlace’s Art Affair, which is a week-long...
Why is this Food Network star at The Gardens Mall today?

Why is this Food Network star at The Gardens Mall today?

To understand Giada De Laurentiis’ approach to food and cooking, one must travel with her to her birthplace, Italy. And by “travel” I mean explore her newly released book, “Giada’s Italy” (Clarkson Potter, $35).  Here, in pages rich with photos and recipes of simply presented classics, the Food Network personality takes a “dolce vita” tour...
9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

9 great walks in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Tequesta, Singer Island

If you’re out for a walk in northern Palm Beach County, there are many familiar spots. Maybe too familiar — just look at all the strollers, runners and bikers crowding any oceanside stretch of A1A from Juno to Jupiter. Perhaps you’re seeking some place not so well-trod, slightly apart from the traffic and bustle, a place to Zen a little with your exercise. From the coastline to the...
SunFest 2018: New food items debut, more variety

SunFest 2018: New food items debut, more variety

When hunger hits you, it’s always harder and louder than any beat drop at SunFest, which kicks off May 3. That’s why the four-day music festival is keeping dining options as varied and satisfying as its lineup (hello, Pitbull, Cake, Ice Cube).  You’ll find Asian noodles, mac-n-cheese, St. Louis ribs, ...
Local kids create cuteness, music at Kravis Disney show

Local kids create cuteness, music at Kravis Disney show

There are few things more adorable than a bunch of cute kids singing, even off-key, in unison. Unless it’s those same kids, dressed as zebras and lions of fancy Parisian cats, singing Disney songs. It’s almost too much. For about an hour on Tuesday evening, that brand of cuteness took over the huge stage at the Kravis Center in the form of about 140 area elementary school students participating...
Resort redo: Four Seasons raises its culinary game, plans massive makeover

Resort redo: Four Seasons raises its culinary game, plans massive makeover

Something fancy is cooking at the Four Seasons Palm Beach resort. Actually, fancier may be a better word for the projected results of a multimillion-dollar summer overhaul.  The property-wide makeover, which will shut down the resort from the end of May to this fall, includes plans to bring serious star power to the kitchen. A Michelin-starred chef will head the resort’s new signature...
How Dan Rather, at 86, is getting a new online, millennial audience

How Dan Rather, at 86, is getting a new online, millennial audience

At 86 — even he can’t believe that advanced number — Dan Rather seems more relevant today than he was during 44 years at CBS News, 24 of them anchoring the network’s Evening News. His pithy rebukes to President Donald Trump go out to his 2.7 million followers on Facebook and 370,000 on Twitter, which are then shared with as many as 20 million people...
National Take a Walk in a Park Day: 10 best parks in Palm Beach County

National Take a Walk in a Park Day: 10 best parks in Palm Beach County

Amphitheatres. Equestrian centers. Fishing lakes. Golf courses. Artificial reefs. Water parks. Nature exhibits. Aquatic centers. There’s a lot more going on in Palm Beach County’s parks than you might realize. The county runs 83 parks, from tiny playgrounds to thousand-acre behemoths (and then there are state parks, beach parks and parks run by individual cities.) Of the parks maintained...
Hop to these best Easter egg hunts in Palm Beach County

Hop to these best Easter egg hunts in Palm Beach County

Easter is just a hop away! And if you’re looking for a fun Easter egg hunt this weekend, we have done the work for you. Here is a roundup of some of the best ones in the county: When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 Where: Howard Park, 1302 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach Details: 10 a.m. Peter Cottontail will make an appearance and deliver thousands of Easter eggs for kids 12 and under to enjoy...
New in town: Mazie’s ‘walks the line between diner and bistro’ 

New in town: Mazie’s ‘walks the line between diner and bistro’ 

The restaurant rises in sleek lines that lend a modern frame to its vintage heart. Mazie’s, the bistro dreamed up by three restaurant industry friends, opened Monday in West Palm Beach.  But the kitchen was warm already.  During a mock service for friends and investors last week, chef/co-owner Eric Baker called out orders from his busy open kitchen. His partner, general manager...
Rare Photos: Before Trump, Kennedys visited Palm Beach for Easter

Rare Photos: Before Trump, Kennedys visited Palm Beach for Easter

With Donald Trump scheduled to arrive today, it has been 55 years since former President John F. Kennedy visited Palm Beach during Easter weekend. In April, 1963, when John F. Kennedy and his family spent his last Easter on the island, near his father’s winter home on the north end. For two local residents, that time remains a vivid memory of their remarkable encounters with a...
Big Sounds Better wins the Battle of the Bands 2018

Big Sounds Better wins the Battle of the Bands 2018

UPDATE:  The winner of the Battle of the Bands 2018 contest is Big Sounds Better. ORIGINAL STORY: For up-and-coming bands, a chance to play at South Florida’s SunFest music festival means everything. But nothing is handed over on a silver platter. This year, SunFest is hosting its 3rd annual Battle of the Bands Contest at CityPlace to give five rock bands the chance to earn a spot on this...
How to make a jazzier cake? Poke some holes in it.

How to make a jazzier cake? Poke some holes in it.

Here’s a jazzy cake that could not be easier: Bake a white cake. Poke holes in it. Pour warm gelatin mix over it. Chill, unmold and frost. The great American poke cake may have been born as a gimmick a few decades ago, but it might be the “wow” factor we need this spring.  Not unlike the Funfetti fad, kicked off in 1989, the poke cake rose with the help of a food giant in the...
Get fit at this new festival in downtown West Palm Beach

Get fit at this new festival in downtown West Palm Beach

If you’re a wellness and fitness aficionado, get ready for District Fit, the new two-day wellness festival hosted by CityPlace and the Hilton West Palm Beach. This festival is bringing a variety of activities to town. There will be indoor and outdoor classes, healthy food vendors, pop-up shops, live entertainment and wellness practices. Best of all? Classes are free, but it is recommended to...
‘Highly anticipated’ Coyo Taco to open on Thursday in Palm Beach

‘Highly anticipated’ Coyo Taco to open on Thursday in Palm Beach

Coyo Taco has been the talk of the Royal Poinciana Plaza recently. “When is Coyo opening?” has been the No. 1 question that the community has asked general manager Lori Berg recently. The restaurant was supposed to open in December, but it will finally throw open the doors to the public Thursday. A fast-casual and hip taco joint on the island will be the first of its kind, and chef...
Publix isn’t the oldest grocery store in Palm Beach County. This is.

Publix isn’t the oldest grocery store in Palm Beach County. This is.

The traffic never stops here at The Federal Market. Barefoot guys in T-shirts and shorts. Snowbirds in sports cars. Nearby residents picking up supplies. Vets, day laborers, dog walkers — they’re all streaming in and out of this two-story house at 211 S. Federal Highway in Lake Worth. What do they want? Lotto tickets, beer, smokes, a cappuccino, a sandwich, maybe stuff they forgot...
See why locals love the Hilton West Palm Beach as much as tourists

See why locals love the Hilton West Palm Beach as much as tourists

If you haven’t been to the Hilton West Palm Beach, you need to add it to your weekend plans, right now. No, you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy this downtown hotel and all of its amenities. That’s what makes this hotel so cool. The Hilton West Palm Beach has become more than just a tourist’s favorite, but a local hub for awesomeness.  From pool parties to yoga, bars...
Passover dining: Let someone else do the cooking

Passover dining: Let someone else do the cooking

A traditional Passover Seder spread does not always require cooking, but it does require planning. Passover arrives at sundown Friday and goes through the evening of April 7. If you’d rather let someone else do the cooking this year, you’ve got some options: This health-minded restaurant will host Passover Seder Friday and Saturday, both nights at 6 p.m. The three-course meal includes...
SunFest 2018: Music lineup updates - a rap star legend is added, a popular band is out

SunFest 2018: Music lineup updates - a rap star legend is added, a popular band is out

SunFest just announced some schedule changes. And here’s a new music announcement: Ice Cube will join the 2018 music lineup! The iconic rapper will perform Saturday, May 5 on the Ford Stage at 4:45 p.m. Cube has sold more than 10 million albums and is back working on his next album, “Everythangs Corrupt.” <iframe width="459" height="344" src="https://www...
Palm Beach Pride, aka Pridefest, returns and it’s a BIGGER deal this year

Palm Beach Pride, aka Pridefest, returns and it’s a BIGGER deal this year

Every March, the largest LGBTQ pride celebration in Palm Beach County comes to Lake Worth’s Bryant Park. Previously known as Pridefest of The Palm Beaches, the event has been rebranded this year to Palm Beach Pride. “We wanted to make sure people knew this is for Palm Beach County,” said Julia Murphy, chief development officer for Compass Community Center, the nonprofit...
Easter endeavor: How to stuff an artichoke like a kitchen boss

Easter endeavor: How to stuff an artichoke like a kitchen boss

Admit it, you find raw artichokes a little intimidating. They’re pointy and prickly – all that drama for a few bites? No sweat. We’ve got this.  We’ve got a trusty tutorial by Tequesta personal chef Lenore Pinello, a great cook who has a gift for making even complicated dishes seem like a cinch.  Snip the pointed top and prickly tips of artichoke leaves. Cut off the...
What’s not to love about sunset polo and a white party?

What’s not to love about sunset polo and a white party?

You had me at sunset polo game: VIP poolside cabanas, bottle service, appetizers, miniature horses, Argentine asado with champagne in hand and the perfect view of partygoers donning all-white and swaying to the music. It’s the little things in life, right?  I’m kidding, there’s more to this — like a great cause, so keep reading. The 2018 Nic Roldan’s 3rd...
Easter Sunday eats: nine brunches worth a hop 

Easter Sunday eats: nine brunches worth a hop 

Whether or not we scavenge for colorful, candy-filled eggs on Easter Sunday, chances are our day will involve some sort of egg hunt. It’s called brunch.  Here are some spots where the Easter brunches are worth pursuing.  This restaurant bustles at brunch time on the PGA Boulevard corridor. If you haven’t been there for a while, here’s a reason to hop over...
Why Florida novelist Tim Dorsey returns to Riviera Beach every year

Why Florida novelist Tim Dorsey returns to Riviera Beach every year

Tim Dorsey hauls himself behind the wheel of an old, dirty, scratched-up Lincoln Town car that would look at home at a down-at-the-heels retirement village. The air conditioner has quit, a few none-too-clean tropical shirts hang precariously from hangers in the back while various papers and what look like rags populate the front seat. One is a filthy pillow to cradle his right arm on the center console...
Boy George, Culture Club, B-52s going on tour

Boy George, Culture Club, B-52s going on tour

Boy George is going on a tour with Culture Club and The B-52s. Rolling Stone reported that the musician is reuniting with the group and will also be joined by Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins on the summer tour. The Life Tour, with more than 40 dates, starts June 29 in St. Augustine, Florida. >> Read more trending news  George told a fan on Twitter that a new single and album will...
Spring Break 2018: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida.

Spring Break 2018: You have to see these 5 natural springs in Florida.

It’s time to hit up the natural springs! or is it? In Florida, we don’t just have more than 1,000 miles of coastline, but we also have some of the most spectacular natural springs. And lots of them are within driving distance of Palm Beach County. These places are so clear, you can see all the way to the bottom, making it ideal for snorkeling, cave discovery and, of course, ...
Did Palm Beach Post headline lead to a Jason Mraz song?

Did Palm Beach Post headline lead to a Jason Mraz song?

Did singer-songwriter Jason Mraz serenade the Palm Beach Post during his Friday night show at the Kravis Center? We can’t say for sure. But we’re still going to say yes. Mraz, who just finished a stint on Broadway in “Waitress: The Musical,” gave a phone interview last month with The Post, during which he bemoaned the lack of positive, uplifting entertainment.  &ldquo...
New in West Palm: finding true Spain, tapas and wine in El Cid district  

New in West Palm: finding true Spain, tapas and wine in El Cid district  

Lovers of legit Spanish small-plates cuisine will dig this savory tidbit: A funky new tapas restaurant is on the verge of opening on West Palm’s Dixie Dining Corridor. Basque, an indoor/outdoor space with Old World décor touches and modern Spanish food, debuts at the historic Hotel Biba on Thursday. Foodies, a couple reasons to geek out about the place:  The executive chef, Miguel...
Royal Palm Beach’s first brewery opens today; what you need to know

Royal Palm Beach’s first brewery opens today; what you need to know

Residents in the western communities soon will have a new place to grab a craft beer. Royal Palm Brewing Co., the first brewery in the western communities, will have its grand opening on St. Patrick’s Day at it’s space in the Commons at Royal Palm shopping plaza. It’s an event a year-and-a-half in the making, said co-owners Geoffrey and Pam Shetka. “We’re either smart...
St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Celebrations in Palm Beach County

St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Celebrations in Palm Beach County

Grab your favorite green party favors, put on that fabulous green outfit and head to these fun parties, parades and events for St. Patrick’s Day!  St. Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a day to celebrate Irish culture on or around March 17. Here a list of ways to enjoy this holiday weekend: The parade will take place Friday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Lake...
A Toy Story: Disney brings magic to Riviera Beach boy

A Toy Story: Disney brings magic to Riviera Beach boy

Sometimes Disney magic is delivered right to your door, bringing you smiles, tears and lots of joy.  This happened to a Riviera Beach family on March Fourteenth, when, by their house, a special box was seen. But first, let’s rewind to last weekend when a simple mistake was made. On the previous Saturday, the Ramsaran family went out to explore the Disney Boardwalk Resort in Orlando...
New coffee shop in Harbourside Place is offering free coffee, beer for grand opening!

New coffee shop in Harbourside Place is offering free coffee, beer for grand opening!

Hey coffee aficionados, you’re getting a new Subculture Coffee spot. The new location is opening in Jupiter’s Harbourside Place. The grand opening, which starts today, includes three days of live music and free coffee. This is the third and newest shop by the Subculture Coffee group which has locations on Clematis Street in West Palm and another location on Atlantic Avenue in...
Flashback: Alfred Hitchcock’s forgotten connection to Singer Island

Flashback: Alfred Hitchcock’s forgotten connection to Singer Island

Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece “Vertigo” returns to the big screen Sunday for its 60th anniversary, so here’s a question to make trivia buffs dizzy: What is the Master of Suspense’s connection to northern Palm Beach County? The director rarely visited Florida, and newspaper accounts indicate that he stopped in Palm Beach just once, in 1939, with his wife Alma. But...
Why Florida families are moving to Colorado to help their ill children

Why Florida families are moving to Colorado to help their ill children

Like early American pioneers, Richard and Carol Wygand felt the call to head west, to a strange land where they wouldn’t know anyone but each other, where the weather would be stinging and colder than they’d ever known. It would be a risk. But earlier this year, they packed up their Wellington home, strapped their son Luke into his carseat, and set out on a long journey to Colorado to...
#National Walkout Day: Local students rally today on anniversary of Parkland shooting

#National Walkout Day: Local students rally today on anniversary of Parkland shooting

Thousands of Palm Beach County students are expected to take part in national walk-out day today, the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. They have planned speeches in school courtyards, drives to register fellow student voters and petitions to convince lawmakers to act on laws they believe will help to curb gun violence.  Follow what happens on local...
Heads up: 5 new ways CityPlace is poppin'

Heads up: 5 new ways CityPlace is poppin'

Besides doing some shopping, watching a live concert on the main stage, dining and having drinks or catching a movie, CityPlace in West Palm Beach is forever changing, trying to keep things interesting.  Back in December 2017, the President and CEO of Related Urban, Kenneth Himmel said he wanted to “take CityPlace to a whole new level — as we call it, CityPlace...
This plane is also an eye hospital. Families leave it with joy, tears

This plane is also an eye hospital. Families leave it with joy, tears

It’s been more than 20 years but Larry Katzen, a Palm Beach County eye surgeon, hasn’t forgotten. Working with Orbis, the world’s only flying eye hospital, he removed the cataracts of a woman in her late 70’s in Lima, Peru, who had never seen the faces of her children. She went blind at a young age from an eye disease easily corrected by modern medical techniques...
Spring Break 2018: Where kids eat free in Palm Beach County

Spring Break 2018: Where kids eat free in Palm Beach County

Time for a break for your kiddies. Next week starts spring break for students in Palm Beach County. Here’s hoping you can take some time off with your munchkins and while you do, enjoy some meal deals and free food with your family. Here are highlighted restaurant deals for kids during spring break: The Cooper: Kids can munch out on their favorite foods such as hand-cut fries, chicken fingers...
Before Publix: The lost, forgotten history of local grocery stores

Before Publix: The lost, forgotten history of local grocery stores

A&P, Pantry Pride, Food Fair, Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, Kwik Chek, Albertson’s, Grand Union. Over the decades, many chain grocery stores have arrived with fanfare in Palm Beach County and slowly dwindled away. Is Winn-Dixie  next? The chain with roots in South Florida recently announced that it may be closing a third of its stores nationwide because of financial troubles. While...
Which celebrity coming to West Palm says he is a musical Mr. Rogers?

Which celebrity coming to West Palm says he is a musical Mr. Rogers?

Before he was an international music superstar, an activist, arts education advocate and a Broadway actor, Jason Mraz was just a good-vibing guy, playing clever songs on his guitar. Before the start of his big summer tour, he returns to those acoustic roots for a string of intimate solo dates, including one Friday at the Kravis Center. “I’ve gotten to do Broadway, and big band shows, where...
'World's biggest bounce house' comes to Boca; here's what you need to know

'World's biggest bounce house' comes to Boca; here's what you need to know

Your children will love you forever if you take them to the largest bounce house in the world. Heck, maybe even your spouse as this is for adults too. The Big Bounce America is coming to Boca Raton’s Burt Aaronson Regional Park from March 16 to 18 as part of its tour across the country.  How big is it? 10,000 square feet of inflatable awesomeness, my friend. This is insane! Before...
St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County

St. Patrick’s Day 2018: Our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than hanging out in a real Irish pub. And the ones on our list have some fun, festive St. Patrick’s Day parties planned. Here are five of our favorite Irish pubs in Palm Beach County: There’s a warm, inviting, neighborhood feel to this popular Irish pub in Palm Beach Gardens. The restaurant/bar offers indoor and outdoor seating and live...
Openings: Mazie’s brings upscale comfort food to West Palm Beach 

Openings: Mazie’s brings upscale comfort food to West Palm Beach 

Mazie Baker would be proud. Her grandson, the chef, has taken inspiration from the foods of her émigré youth in Brooklyn, put his modern spin on it and helped build a new restaurant concept in her honor. Mazie’s, the upscale-casual restaurant Chef Eric Baker has created with partners Jason Lakow and Sandra Lakow, is expected to debut sometime next week on West Palm Beach&rsquo...
Star Wars Day at Sea: These are the things that will wow you

Star Wars Day at Sea: These are the things that will wow you

Imagine this: You’re on a Disney cruise ship enjoying your vacation when suddenly the lights dim. John Williams’ famous “Imperial March” starts playing and Darth Vader looms above you.  (If you’ve been living under a rock for 40 years and are divorced from popular culture, the “Imperial March” is Darth Vader’s theme. You know the one: dun dun...
Review: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘South Pacific’ is still some enchanted evening

Review: Maltz Jupiter’s ‘South Pacific’ is still some enchanted evening

In 1949, when Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II adapted James Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific” to the musical stage, they were drawn to its powerful love stories and its jingoistic view of World War II. But what they found most compelling – and what keeps it being revived almost 70 years later – is its cautionary theme of racial prejudice. Nowadays, we remain...
Spring break 2018: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Spring break 2018: Here’s 9 of our favorite breakfast on the beach spots

Spring break is almost here. And that means it’s time to hit the beach. What better way to start the day than with a tasty breakfast by the water.  Here are some Palm Beach County eateries where the only thing better than the eggs are the excellent water views (and the perfect place to walk off all those calories): The almond-coated, thick-cut French toast earns raves at this small, casual...
Which West Palm diner did USA Today call ‘whimsical?’

Which West Palm diner did USA Today call ‘whimsical?’

The iconic West Palm Beach restaurant, Howley’s, was recently featured in an article by USA Today in which the publication called the diner ‘whimsical.’ Whimsical? Well, one thing is for certain, they do pride themselves on cooking food from scratch. And in sight. According to USA Today, it’s the menu that is whimsical, offering such items as ‘snackeroos&rsquo...
What’s hot in south county? New crop of restaurants ready for spring

What’s hot in south county? New crop of restaurants ready for spring

Over the past few months, new restaurants have popped up all over south county. From Mediterranean fresh to decadent Italian, these five new spots have added an undeniable layer of flavor to Boca and Delray.  Inspired by an island off the coast of Sicily, Osteria Salina landed in Delray Beach via the Hamptons in mid-December. Executive chef Cinzia Gaglio and husband Timothy Gaglio opened the...
PBAU president reacts to alumni, Tony winner, Ruthie Ann Miles’ tragic accident

PBAU president reacts to alumni, Tony winner, Ruthie Ann Miles’ tragic accident

Palm Beach Atlantic University president William M. B. Fleming, Jr. has said, in a statement, that he is “heartbroken” about the tragic accident that claimed the life of the daughter of alumni and Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles, and left the pregnant actress in hospitalized. “We know that her faith, family and friends will comfort her,” Fleming said. According to Time...
25 things to experience at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

25 things to experience at Epcot Flower & Garden Festival

It’s the most colorful time of year at Disney World. The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival runs until May 28 — with 30 million blooms, 15 outdoor kitchens serving specialty food and drink, and more than 100 topiaries — including Belle, Snow White, Anna, Elsa and just about every Disney character ever sprouted. To celebrate the festival’s 25th year, here are 25 fabulous...
Downtown Lake Worth: 6 awesome new things you need to check out!

Downtown Lake Worth: 6 awesome new things you need to check out!

With a quick walk around downtown Lake Worth, you’re bound to find something new and exciting. It’s no surprise that Lake Worth is Palm Beach County’s hub for artists, creative minds and local entrepreneurs. And it seems things are ever changing in this small town. Here are five new things to check out on your next visit to downtown Lake Worth.  If you liked Rudy&rsquo...
Spring Break 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Spring Break 2018: Five best uncrowded beaches in Palm Beach County

Headed to the beach for Spring Break? We found some of the best ones to enjoy without the usual crowds. Relax and have fun! Vital statistics: 15 acres, 600 feet of guarded beach, open sunrise to sunset Parking: Free The primary draw of this quiet beach – the county’s northernmost — is the snorkeling. With clear waters and multiple rock formations within wading distance...
CBS’ Norah O’Donnell on Parkland, ‘painful’ Charlie Rose accusations

CBS’ Norah O’Donnell on Parkland, ‘painful’ Charlie Rose accusations

It’s breakfast time, and as usual, Norah O’Donnell is up, bright and early, talking about the pressing issues of the day and how they impact us as a people. What is unusual is that O’Donnell’s having breakfast at a restaurant without cameras or TV-ready makeup, and not on the “CBS This Morning” set in New York, where five days a week she helps viewers...
Foodie event: Taste of the Nation returns to West Palm 

Foodie event: Taste of the Nation returns to West Palm 

When the top chefs in the county gather in one place, the heat map lights up like a brûlée torch. We can expect this to happen in a few weeks when Taste of the Nation returns to the Kravis Center. The grand tasting night, which takes place April 5, is the largest culinary-for-charity event of the year, featuring nearly 50 area chefs, plus beverage pros. The cause: to support the national...
Spicy reasons to crack a few eggs this spring

Spicy reasons to crack a few eggs this spring

As spring nears, we have officially entered egg season, the time of year when we go hunting for brunch-loving dishes. We get our fix in frittatas, quiches and breakfast casseroles. Here’s a dish that’s not as prim. Its name, literally, means broken eggs. The recipe comes to us via Mary-Frances Heck’s 2017 book, “Sweet Potatoes: Roasted, Loaded, Fried, and Made Into Pie&rdquo...
Spring Break 2018: Best beaches in Palm Beach County: Fun facts, info about our local beaches

Spring Break 2018: Best beaches in Palm Beach County: Fun facts, info about our local beaches

We love our Florida beaches. And with spring break just around the corner for Palm Beach County, it’s time to soak up some sun. With the county’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. And if you like uncrowded beaches, or want to enjoy the perfect spot to grab breakfast at the beach, we found those too!  Here we break down the...
Review: Mozzarella lovers, welcome to your new favorite restaurant in Delray Beach

Review: Mozzarella lovers, welcome to your new favorite restaurant in Delray Beach

Sardinia, you had me at mozzarella.   I should be more specific after reading the nuanced Mozzarella Bar menu at Sardinia, the months-old spot in Delray Beach. It lists no fewer than six mozz varieties, from braided treccione to smoky affumicata ($12 to $13). This particular mound of cheese before me was stracciatella, which is that oozy center of burrata. Lift it with a fork and...
How North Palm Beach Benjamin School student is fighting rare disorder

How North Palm Beach Benjamin School student is fighting rare disorder

Something was wrong with Conor Greene. In a short time, this “talented kid, very athletic, very bright and good-looking,” had gone from getting As and Bs “without having to work that hard” to flailing in his classes at The Benjamin School, says his father, Al Greene. He’d curiously seemed to have stopped growing, had short-term memory problems and was having increasing...
Must try: Grease Burger debuts the Houston Astro BBQ Dog just in time for spring training

Must try: Grease Burger debuts the Houston Astro BBQ Dog just in time for spring training

Whether you’re an Astros fan or not, you must try the new hot dog at Grease Burger Beer and Whisky Bar in West Palm Beach. It’s called the Houston Astro BBQ Big Dog, in honor of the 2017 World Series champions. Grease Burger manager Kipper Greist and his chef created the Astro BBQ Big Dog with a quarter-pound premium grade beef hotdog infused with three parts beer, BBQ sauce, Applewood...
#OscarsSoWeird? Nominees are strange bunch, but that’s good

#OscarsSoWeird? Nominees are strange bunch, but that’s good

In the past three years, the Academy Awards have gone from #OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsSoWeird, in a good and glorious way. Among the stories up for awards tonight in what will be the 90th Academy Awards ceremony: a woman-swamp monster romance (“The Shape of Water”), a parable on racism where the girl from “Girls” is a literal body-snatcher (“Get Out”) and two hours...
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